Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


(20-24 July 2015)


The online registration form is for:

§   Representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC);

§   Representatives of indigenous peoples organizations and representatives of NGOs not in consultative status with ECOSOC;

§   Academics, experts and other individuals engaged in the rights of indigenous peoples; and

§   National Human Rights Institutions.

1. Letter requesting accreditation

The letter requesting accreditation to the eighth session of the Expert Mechanism must contain the following elements:

• It must be submitted on the official letterhead of the organization.

• It must clearly state the title and duration of the session the organization wishes to attend, (e.g. “Name of NGO wishes to send the following members to attend the eighth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 20 to 24 July 2015 …”).

• The letter needs to be signed by the President, Director or the Main Representative of the organisation.

• It must also indicate the name/s (first name and family name) of the person/s who will represent the organisation at the Expert Mechanism session:

  • Names of persons must appear exactly as they appear in the ID document,
  • Family Name(s) should be capitalized.
  • It must also state the date of birth and nationality of the representatives of the organisation.

I attach the scanned “letter requesting accreditation” to this form (Please ensure the letter has been signed by the head of your organisation).

Attachment 1:          

I have not been able to attach the scanned the letter requesting accreditation. However, I confirm having sent it to the secretariat of the Expert Mechanism by e-mail to

2. Registration form


1.  First name*:  

2.  Last name*:  

3.  I am registering as a/an*:

4.  Name of your organisation/institution*:  

5.  Address of the organisation/institution *:  

6.  Website and email address of the organisation/institution:



7. Phone number of the organisation/institution*:  (include country and city code)

8. Fax number of the organisation/institution: (include country and city code)

9. Individual email address*:

10. Name of the Head of your organisation (President, director or main representative/s)*:


First and Last names:

11. The mandate of the Expert Mechanism is to provide the Human Rights Council with thematic expertise on the rights of indigenous peoples mainly through studies and research-based advice. How does your organisation, or yourself if you wish to participate as an academic or expert, plan to contribute to the Expert Mechanism? *


12. Briefly describe your organisation’s work with regard to indigenous peoples’ issues*:


13. Do you need a letter from OHCHR to facilitate your visa request to attend the session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ? *

IMPORTANT: please note that the letter to facilitate your visa request will be issued only if the online registration form and the letter requesting accreditation have been sent to the Secretariat of the Expert Mechanism. 


* This information is required to complete and send this registration form.